Universal Finally Moves Forward on That Timecop Reboot

Jean-Claude Van Damme in Timecop (1994) Movie Image

Originally announced as a potential remake way back in 2007, with little progress until 2010, it’s since taken Universal three more years to finally move forward on that planned reboot the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi actioner “Timecop”.

I wasn’t a big fan of this planned reboot 6 years ago, but I have to admit, I’m liking the idea more in 2013. It has been almost 20 years, after all, and I can see a better script and director (and more money) turning out a pretty good sci-fi actioner.

Timecop (1994) Movie PosterIt’s still early yet, with Universal looking for a writer to help them out. That probably means 2 or 3 more years of development for the reboot, so it’s still a mighty long ways off.

The original was directed by Peter Hyams, and starred JCVD as a futuristic cop who goes around locking up bad guys using time travel to go back in time and do, well, bad things. One of those bad guys is Ron Silver, a politician with ambitious plans. The film co-starred the oh-so-lovely Mia Sara as Van Damme’s squeeze, and yes, in case you were wondering, Van Damme did manage to throw in one of his patented splits. In a kitchen, no less.

The film spawned a short-lived TV series a few years after the movie, starring Ted King, and there was a pretty good direct-to-DVD sequel starring Jason Scott Lee (of “Dragon” fame) called “Timecop: The Berlin Decision” in 2003. It’s actually a pretty good film in its own right, even though it didn’t have nearly the budget of the 1994 original. You should check it out if you like time-travel stories.

Van Damme, by the way, is not expected to be involved with the reboot. Hey, the guy can’t be doing splits on kitchen counters anymore, ya know?

Via : Heat Vision